A local temple priest has been charged with murdering a woman and her daughter in Mysuru South police limits on Wednesday.
The accused priest is identified as Mahesh of Uththanahalli. He was arrested after the woman’s husband, Mallesh, lodged a police complaint alleging the priest’s involvement in the disappearance of his wife and daughter.
The accused admitted to the crime after he was questioned by the police officials based on a complaint filed by Mallesh. After gathering information, police officials inspected the scene of crime and retrieved the body of Savitha and her daughter from a well in Uththanahalli village. It is alleged that Mahesh, a relative to Savitha, had an affair with her.
Sources said that on Tuesday, Mahesh had assaulted both Savitha and her daughter before pushing them both into a well near their house.